How to Cook Fish Lumpia: A Filipino-Inspired Dish

Updated on December 6, 2019
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Learn how to make fish lumpia at home!
Learn how to make fish lumpia at home! | Source

Tasty Fish Lumpia Recipe for the Seafood Lover

Lumpia is a popular Filipino spring roll that can be served as an appetizer or side dish. There are so many different types of fillings to choose from, including meat, seafood, and vegetables. Today, let me show you how to cook a tasty fish lumpia that's ideal for all the seafood lovers out there.

Ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 25 rolls


  • 300 grams any kind of ground fish
  • 25 spring roll wrappers
  • 2 bell peppers, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


For Preparation

  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking

  • pan
  • cooking spoon
  • tongs


  1. Saute the onion in a pan. Then add the remaining vegetables and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Add fish meat. Continue cooking until all the ingredients are tender.
  3. Season with fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool down.
  5. Add cornstarch and egg to bind the mixture. Mix well.
  6. On a plate, lay a single egg roll wrapper. Scoop at least 2 tablespoons of fish filling.
  7. Line the mixture at least 2 inches above the bottom of the wrapper, leaving at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches space on each side.
  8. Fold the egg roll wrapper from the bottom to the center once. Then fold the wrapper from both the left and right side to the center. From there, start rolling it.
  9. Seal the top part of the wrapper with water.
  10. Repeat steps 6 to 9 with the remaining ingredients.
  11. Once all of the ingredients are assembled, set up the frying pan.
  12. Heat up enough oil to deep-fry the lumpia.
  13. Fry each piece until golden brown. Drain excess oil.
  14. Serve with your favorite sauce.
Fish spring roll recipe
Fish spring roll recipe | Source

Tips and Techniques

  • Serve with your favorite sauce.
  • Use any kind of fish available.
  • Add other vegetables if you want.
  • Cook the filling first to get the best result.
  • Replace cornstarch with similar products such as all-purpose flour, rice flour, etc.

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      11 months ago from Manila

      Hi Liz,

      Yes, meats, vegetables, and even fruits.

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      Liz Westwood 

      11 months ago from UK

      This looks like a very versatile dish.


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